oblique - definition and synonyms

adjective 

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/əˈbliːk/
  1. 1
    not expressing something directly

    an oblique reference to the war

  2. 2
    not looking or pointing directly at someone or something

    He was giving her oblique looks.

  3. 3
    maths an oblique line is sloping
  4. 4
    maths an oblique angle is any angle that is not 90°, 180°, or 270°

derived words

obliquely

adverb

obliqueness

noun [uncountable]